Describe the Autonomic Nervous System and explain how the patient’s ANS reacts to the arrow attack and how it will affect the patient’s vital signs

NAT 260 Signature Assignment  

Instructions: Address each question below as it relates to the case study given. 

A patient was brought to the Emergency Department by ambulance with two arrow wounds. One arrow is still in the patient on the left side; entering anteriorly between the 7th and 8th ribs in a 15 degree angle, the arrow head protruding posteriorly. The second wound is located in the posterior cervical triangle.    

            

Answer the following questions using a minimum of five (5) academic references (you many not use Wikipedia, blogs, or other informal sources.) Use APA format in-text citations in your answers and include a reference page. 

Question 1 

 What serosal cavities have been penetrated by the first arrow?   Explain the location, the microscopic cellular components of the serous membrane, and the purpose of the serous membrane.  

Question 2 

 Describe the Autonomic Nervous System and explain how the patient’s ANS reacts to the arrow attack and how it will affect the patient’s vital signs (P, BP, R, T). 

Question 3  

 Describe the trajectory of the first arrow using directional terms and anatomical planes.  Identify and describe the organs and any other membranes that may have been affected by the first arrow. 

Question 4   

 Describe the cardiovascular system and explain how both the pulmonary and systemic circuits will be affected by both arrows.   Include the effect on the Hematocrit and Hemoglobin values.  

 

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